HSTRY is a FREE multimedia timeline creation tool that will work on your laptop, Chromebook, iPad, or tablet. It is designed for classroom use by teachers and students. However, I think it is also a great tool for use in history and genealogy. The first application that springs to mind is showing historical events that happened during an ancestor’s lifetime. Another use is to record the births, marriages, deaths, and other important events within a family over a period of years, possibly over centuries.
HSTRY is free to use to create and share timelines. The company does offer some pre-made timelines for sale.
You can read an introduction to HSTRY by Richard Byrne at http://goo.gl/Db3nvS. A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Timeline on Hstry is available at http://www.hstry.co/blog/a-step-by-step-guide-to-creating-a-timeline-on-hstry.
HSTRY is available at http://www.hstry.co.